New York-area organizations and URI supporters sponsored toy and gift drives and hosted parties that brought holiday cheer to families and individuals in URI’s domestic violence shelters. We deeply appreciate the participation and support of these generous sponsors and organizers: Metropolitan Black Bar Association (MBBA), Greater New York Chapter of The Links, Inc., Harlem Community Advisory Board, Disney/ABC, Brooklyn NAACP, Avon, Morgan Stanley, CPW boutique owner Linda Wolff, Lions Club, Safe Haven Community Advisory Board, Brooklyn Reading Council, Berean Baptist Church, and Landon Dais and the Grant Access Company.
Harlem community leaders partnered with the NYC Mayor’s Office to Combat Domestic Violence to organize the 5th Annual Harlem Toy Drive, held during the #HavPlentyBrunch at The Cecil Harlem.
URI volunteer and domestic violence survivor Linda Wolff organized a holiday clothing and toy drive at her Upper West Side boutique, CPW, to benefit URI shelter residents.
The Harlem Community Advisory Board and Disney/ABC Television Group donated $1,200 to sponsor a holiday party for shelter residents. Gifts to residents included books donated by Disney and handmade scarfs donated by Disney BlanketEARS.
The Links collected and distributed toys and gifts and hosted a party at Urban Women’s Retreat, with food, dancing, face painting and a visit from a Macy’s Santa.
MBBA distributed toys and gifts and generously donated $750 to sponsor a holiday party for families at Urban Women’s New Beginnings shelter.